The Grandmaster The Grandmaster sounds like a kick-ass banquet. It's the story of Ip Man, the Wing Chun martial-arts legend who trained Bruce Lee, and it was… The Grandmaster The Grandmaster sounds like a kick-ass banquet. It's the story of Ip Man, the Wing Chun martial-arts legend who trained Bruce Lee, and it was… 2013-08-23 PG-13 PT108M Action/Adventure Tony Leung Chiu Wai Ziyi Zhang The Weinstein Company
Movie Review

The Grandmaster (2013)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
GRANDMASTER FLASH OR NO FLASH? Another retelling of the tale of Ip Man, the martial arts legend
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GRANDMASTER FLASH OR NO FLASH? Another retelling of the tale of Ip Man, the martial arts legend
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Limited Release: Aug 23, 2013; Rated: PG-13; Length: 108 Minutes; Genre: Action/Adventure; With: Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Ziyi Zhang; Distributor: The Weinstein Company

The Grandmaster sounds like a kick-ass banquet. It's the story of Ip Man, the Wing Chun martial-arts legend who trained Bruce Lee, and it was directed by the heady sensualist Wong Kar-wai. Tony Leung plays Ip Man with his old-movie charisma and reserve, but the film, despite a few splendid fights, is a biohistorical muddle that never finds its center. Maybe that's because — big mistake! — it never gets to Bruce Lee. C+

Originally posted Aug 21, 2013 Published in issue #1274 Aug 30, 2013 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Dec 14 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1. $24.5 1 $24.5 B
2. $13.2 4 $277.4 B-
3. $7.3 3 $58.8 C-
4.
Top Five
Paramount
$7.2 1 $7.2 A-
5.
Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Pictures
$6.1 6 $185.3 B+
6.
Interstellar
Paramount
$5.5 6 $166.8 B-
7.
Horrible Bosses 2
Warner Bros.
$4.6 3 $43.6 B-
8.
Dumb and Dumber To
Universal
$2.8 5 $82.1 C-
9. $2.5 6 $17.1 B+
10.
Wild
Fox
$1.5 2 $2.4 A-
* in millions

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